What you should know before manufacturing in China!

Manufacturing in China can be a great option for when you want to get your products out there. However, it’s important that you do your research before selecting a manufacturer. If you don’t then you could end up with something completely different (and not what you expected) than what’s shown on the website or catalogue pictures.

Plan your production before manufacturing in China!

Before you start planning your production, you need to determine what kind of product you want to manufacture. You also need to know how much it will cost, how long it will take and how much money you’ll need.

If the product is simple, then you can use a local manufacturer or an overseas manufacturer with an assembly line. If it’s more complex, then you should ask for quotes from multiple manufacturers that have experience in that particular sector of industry.

Once you have a quote from each of them, compare their prices and choose one that meets your needs and budget. Then make sure that the terms are clear before signing any agreement with them.

When choosing a factory, check if they have the necessary licenses and certifications required by law in China and make sure that everything is written down in the contract between you and them before signing anything!

Know Your Costs before manufacturing in China!

To make sure you have enough money to keep your business running smoothly during production, you need to know exactly how much it will cost to manufacture your products.

The costs of manufacturing can vary widely depending on the size and complexity of your product, and they also depend on where you want to manufacture them.

You should expect that the more complicated and highly engineered a product is, the more expensive it will be to produce no matter where you choose to manufacture it.

Choose Your Suppliers Carefully

When choosing Chinese suppliers for your project, make sure they have experience working with similar products before accepting their quotes — especially if they’re offering prices significantly lower than other suppliers’ quotes. You don’t want to invite trouble by accepting low bids from suppliers who haven’t worked with similar products before or who don’t have much experience working with overseas clients like yourself. You could end up paying for their mistakes.

Be careful about pricing

When possible, try to negotiate for price breaks or discounts for larger orders. If your order is small, the factory might not be interested in working with you. However, if it’s large enough and profitable enough for them to make money on it, they’ll be much more likely to want to work with you.

Be realistic about the timeline

If you’re planning to get your product into production within 3 months, then consider hiring an experienced sourcing agent or consultant who can help with the initial stages of finding a factory. In most cases, I would recommend against doing this yourself unless you have an extensive background in manufacturing and sourcing from China (and even then).

Don’t overspend on tooling or moulds until you know what works and what doesn’t! You’ll be surprised how many products never make it past prototype stage because they never had any real demand for them anyway! Don’t worry about spending too much money on tooling if it’s not necessary right now – just focus on getting something functional together first (i.e., prototypes).

Learn to avoid scams before manufacturing in China!

Before you begin manufacturing overseas, you need to learn how to avoid scams. If a company offers you a “too good to be true” price, they may be trying to scam you out of your money. When it comes to manufacturing products overseas, there are many companies that will try to take advantage of you and your business. You need to learn how to avoid these scams before you begin manufacturing overseas.


If you are thinking of manufacturing in China, you need to carefully choose which platform is right for you. We will look at the different methods, and recommend some of the most popular factories and platforms. We will also discuss how to properly manage your project and stay within your budget, as well as tips for building a rapport with your factory or platform. Finally, we will end by recommending three leading e-commerce platforms, who have revolutionized the way that we do business.

Steven Cheng, the founder of Topworks Plastic Mold, a China injection molding company with the most complete services, from design to production. Topworks provides customers with a one-stop service for Polycarbonate injection molding and ABS injection molding. The company’s professional team has excellent product knowledge of the plastics industry, which enables it to provide customers with quick responses and high-quality service.

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